Washington: Today - Mostly sunny, high in 70s, low in low to mid 50s. Chance of rain is near zero through tonight. Winds will be light and northerly. Tuesday - Mostly sunny, high in 70s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Mostly sunny, high 60s to mid 70s, lows from 40s to mid 50s. Tuesday - Mostly sunny, high in 70s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair visibility more than five miles except in rain.Winds will be northeasterly at 10 knots. Waves in unprotected waters will be one foot or less.

Extended Area Outlook for Wednesday through Friday: Partly cloudy with pleasant fall weather. Highs will be in the 70s and low in the 50s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period will be a high of 74 and a low of 54.

West Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs in mid 60s to low 70s, low in the 40s. Tuesday - Sunny, high in low 70s.

The Nation Yesterday: During the last several days the cold front pushed light rain eastward, the story was changing. Thundershowers were scattering from New York to Florida. Heavy showers were drenching the area from southeastern New York to northeastern South Carolina. The heavier showers moved through North Carolina and Maryland but very few places escaped the rain. Except for cloudy skies in the northern Rockies the remainder of the nation was basked to sunshine. Dry Canadian air was covering most of the nation. The result was a pleasant day for most Americans. Temperatures were in the 60s over the northern half of the nation. The southern states had mild weather, temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. The desert Southwest was warm, already in the 70s at noon local time. Much of the western states were enjoying sunny weather although many coastal cities were partly cloudy. Skies were clearing east of the Mississippi River. Sunny skies reached as far east as the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, eastern Kentucky and Tenessee, to the Mobile area of Alabama. It was dry in southwest Texas but not at Presicia. The Rio Carchas flood crest reached the city today. Levies gave way earlier in Mexico slacking the projected crest at Presido but flooding was still serious. The crest was 12 feet above flood stage making this the second largest flood on record. The international bridge at Presido was 6 foot under water but surviving.

The National Forecast for Today: Dry weather will prevail over the nation. Showers will be restricted to Florida and northern New England. The remainder of the nation will have sunny skies. Cold weather will continue over the northern half of the nation. The deserts of southern California, southern Arizona, and northeastern Texas will have hot weather, in-time 90s. Elsewhere temperatures will be mild.

The Council of Government's Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reaching in the Washington area during the 10 a.m. period was 10 for the pollutant, Sulfur Dioxide. Index valves between 0 and 25 indicate good air quality. When the index exceeds 102 the air is considered very unhealthy and individuals with lung, heart and eye ailments are urged to restrict their activity.

The National Weather service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should remain near 2.9 feet today.

Almanac Data for today: The sun rises 7:04 a.m., sets at 6:51 p.m., moon rises 6:19 a.m., sets 5:40 p.m. Tides, high 8:09 a.m. and 8:33 p.m., low 2:39 a.m. and 2:58 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the hours above: Annapolis (3 1/2), Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2), Deale, Md. (4 1/2, Colonial Beach (5 1/4), Norfolk (1), Virginia Beach (3/4), Solomons Island (6 1/4), Point Lookout (7). Local Temps., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midn'ht(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)70 1 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 2 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 3 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)68 4 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 5 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 6 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 7 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 8 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)70 9 a.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)66 10 a.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)61 11 a.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)58 12 noon(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)58 1 p.m.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)56 2 p.m.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)54 3 p.m.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)54 4 p.m.(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)52 5 p.m.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)54 6 p.m.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)55 7 p.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)57(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EDT) yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)50 Albuquerque(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)55 Amarillo(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)58 Anchorage(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)35 Ashville(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)53 Atlanta(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)58 Atlantic City(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)53 Austin(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)64 Baltimore(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)57 Billings(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)59 Birmingham(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)62 Bismarck(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)42 Boston(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)54 Brownsville(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)73 Buffalo(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)58 Burlington(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)57 Casper(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)49 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)66 Charleston, W.Va.(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)57 Charlotte(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)56 Cheyenne(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)44 Chicago(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)53 Cincinnati(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)53 Cleveland(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)55 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)60 Columbus(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)56 Dal-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)59 Dayton(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)50 Denver(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)40 Des Moines(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)45 Detroit(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)52 Duluth(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)41 El Paso(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)56 Fairbanks(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)26 Fargo(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)48 Flagstaff(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)46 Great Falls(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)46 Hartford(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)50 Helena(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)51 Houston(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)72 Indianapolis(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)45 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)62 Jacksonville(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)69 Juneau(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)48 Kansas City(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)49 Las Vegas(COLUMN)101(COLUMN)71 Little Rock(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)55 Los Angeles(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)68 Louisville(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)56 Memphis(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)55 Miami Beach(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)80 Midland. Odessa(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)57 Milwaukee(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)57 Mpls. St. Paul(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)44 Nashville(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)59 New Orleans(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)65 New York(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)50 Norfolk(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)65 North Platte(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)50 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)61 Omaha(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)50 Orlando(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)72 Philadelphia(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)60 Phoenix(COLUMN)104(COLUMN)77 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)57 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)53 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)45 Providence(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)57 Raleigh(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)59 Rapid City(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)49 Reno(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)43 Richmond(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)63 St. Louis(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)48 St. Prbg.-Tampa(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)71 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)53 San Antonio(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)61 San Diego(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)69 San Francisco(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)56 San Juan(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)78 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)50 Seattle(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)50 Shreveport(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)63 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)43 Spokane(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)41 Syracuse(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)60 Topeka(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)45 Tucson(COLUMN)98(COLUMN)70 Tulson(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)50 Washington(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)64 Wichita(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)50(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp Aberdeen(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Ankara(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Athens(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)12 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Berlin(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Birmingham(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Bonn(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Brussels(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Casablanca(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)12 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Copenhagen(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)58 Dublin(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Geneva(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Hong Kong(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Jerusalem(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)12 p.m.(COLUMN)68 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Madrid(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Manila(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Moscow(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)37 New Delhi(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Oslo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Peking(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Rome(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Stockholm(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Sydney(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Warsaw(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Barbados(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Bermuda(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)79 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)43 Culiacan(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)75 Edmonton(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)41 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)72 Kingston(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)77 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Mexico City(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)55 Monterrey(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)68 Montreal(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)55 Nassau(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)68 Ottawa(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)50 Regina(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)50 Toronto(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)54 Vancouver(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)48 Vera Cruz(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Winnipeg(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)48S(END TABLE)